Code of Conduct - Match Officials

I WILL:

  • Be honest and completely impartial at all times
  • Apply the Laws of the Game and competition rules fairly and consistently
  • Manage the game in a positive, calm and confident manner
  • Deal with all instances of violence, aggression, unsporting behaviour, foul play and other misconduct
  • Never tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour from players and team officials
  • Support my match official colleagues at all times
  • Set a positive personal example by promoting good behaviour from players and team officials
  • Set a positive personal example by promoting good behaviour and showing respect to everyone involved in the game
  • Communicate with the players and encourage fair play
  • Respond in a clear, calm and confident manner to any appropriate request for clarification by the team captains
  • Prepare physically and mentally for each match
  • Complete and submit, accurate and concise reports within the time limit required for games in which I officiate.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken:

I MAY BE:

  • Required to meet with The FA /County FA Refereeing Official
  • Required to meet with The FA/County FA Refereeing Committee.